- Homeowners' Tax Relief
Homeowners' Tax Relief
Elderly / Totally Disabled Tax Relief
This is important to all property owners who have been on the tax relief program, or new filers whom intend to file for this years tax relief program. We are back to taking application in the Assessors Office. We have mailed out letters to those applicants whom need to file for this year. If you do not get a letter from us, and you are not a new filer for this year then you do not have to file. Below is the letter my office just sent out to anyone needing to refile.
This is your reminder that you may be eligible to participate in the Elderly Homeowner’s or Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program. This program is based on income and gives you a percentage off your taxes.
Proof of income is required by law. This proof may consist of a copy of your 2022 income tax return, form 1099 – INT (bank interest income), 1099 – DIV (dividends), Form W-2P (pension), bank statements or passbooks, form 1099 – Social Security statement, etc. for the calendar year 2022.
Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, February 1, 2023 through Monday, May 15, 2023. You may come in to the Assessor’s Office during regular business hours (8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm Thursday and 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Friday) and we will assist you in filling out your application.
In addition, the Town Council revised the Local Option Elderly Homeowner’s or Totally Disabled Tax Program that you may be eligible for. It follows the same guidelines as the State program. Please feel free to inquire about the new program when you come into the office or by calling the number below.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (860) 742-4067.
For all new filer's only
You may qualify for the relief if:
- You are married and your income is not above $46,400
- You are single and your income is not above $38,100
All income, including social security, must be documented. The filing period is February 1 to May 15. You must be 65 years of age or older by December 31 preceding the year of application or 100% documented disability by December 31 preceding the year of application.
Important Information from the Social Security Administration - Changes In Certain Services (PDF)
Local Tax Deferral/Alternative Program
To qualify for the program, you must be part of the Elderly or Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program. If you file an application to defer the taxes, upon approval a lien shall be placed against the property and you receive a credit equal to what you received from the Elderly and Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program and is interest free. If you file an application to receive a credit, upon approval you will receive credit equal to one half of the credit you received from the State’s Elderly and Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program. The program’s filing period is from February 1 to May 15, biennially.
Applications for any and all programs are available in the Assessor’s Office.
For more information on these programs see this Brochure.